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Selected Poetry of Constance Woodrow (1899-1937)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Defeat
  2. Out of the Dust
  3. Song of a Sewing Machine
  4. To a Vagabond


Notes on Life and Works

Constance Woodrow (1899-1937), né Davies, was born in England but lived in Canada most of her life. She worked in Toronto in its most respected bookstore, Britnell's, formerly just north of Bloor on Yonge Street. Woodrow brought out two volumes of verse, The Captive Gypsy (1928) and The Celtic Heart (1929) , and translated Georges Bugnet's novel Nipsya (1929). She lived from 1929 to 1937 in Apartment 5, 142 Carleton St., and died young in 1937.

Biographical information

Given name: Constance
Family name: Woodrow
Maiden name: Davies
Birth date: 1899
Death date: 1937
Nationality: English
Occupation: Bookseller
Residence: Apartment 5, 142 Carleton St., Toronto: 1929 to 1937
First RPO edition: 2002